Printable maps of Lausanne
Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Lausanne
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Lausanne with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Lausanne area
This Lausanne map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
Lausanne - guide chapters
Switzerland - moving around the country
Between sparsely populated points, buses shuttle. They are called postal. Despite the fact that sometimes buses are completely empty, they go on schedule and are ready to deliver even a single passenger to the necessary point of the faraway city. It is possible to book a taxi, even in mountainous areas. At the same time, be prepared for the prices that are quite high. They increase significantly in evenings and on holidays. If you like to travel with keeping everything in your hands, you can rent a car in one of the major cities. Despite the relief, Switzerland has a lot of high-speed trails. First, you have to pay the transport fee, which is about 45 francs. Many choose bicycle rental; moreover, in Geneva and Zurich this service is absolutely free.
Nature and parks of Switzerland
The Rhine Falls, which is the largest in Europe, is in the canton of Schaffhausen. Its height is 150 meters, and its width is about 20 meters. The water falls with incredible intensity. On sunny days, a huge rainbow is formed above the waterfall. You can watch the elements from the observation deck. Switzerland is a small country, but there are several national parks on its territory. The Swiss are very responsible for the conservation of nature. The largest national park in the country is the Swiss National Park located in the Alps, on the slopes of the Engadine Valley. Alpine mountain goat, lynx, brown bear, stone marten, alpine newt, and also about 100 different kinds of birds live on slopes. In the reserve, even emitting loud sounds that can interfere with some animals, is prohibited.